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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Supplier sees a path to 54.5 mpg without EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The secret to achieving strict new federal fuel economy standards may turn out to be the internal combustion engine....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford COO expects millennials to fuel era of auto growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Driven by the rise of the millennial generation and a global growth boom, the auto industry is in the midst of a new golden age, Mark Fields, Ford Motor Co. COO, said in a speech at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Marketers agree: Digital now runs the show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Marketing executives from the automotive and tech world agree: Digital is now in the driver's seat....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Subaru wants dealers to boost service capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Subaru of America's sales will grow at a more moderate rate for the next few years as it focuses on customer service and dealership capacity, President Tom Doll said....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims for bulletproof fuel cell tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year, says Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for the company's U.S. arm....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvo CEO is eager to bring China-built vehicles to America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The first Chinese-produced cars coming to the United States may wear Volvo badges, and the S60 sedan could lead the charge....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

BorgWarner trophies awarded to Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, team owners Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was presented with the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy on Wednesday night at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven also joined Kanaan in receiving the BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy....
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First Shift: Biden Corvette fan-in-chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
In Detroit, VP praises auto comeback, tells of driveway caper, U.S. to trim Ally stake; Ford: Enough aluminum to make F-150....
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AutoNews Now: Akerson: 'This was a mission'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Ex-GM CEO looks back: Shaking up culture; befriending UAW; fixing fundamentals, and pushing Barra outside comfort zone....
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First Shift: UAW’s King vs. Nissan

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Outgoing leader on organizing, 'right to work' and his goal to end two-tier wages; lessons from old GM; a 'friendly' ad strategy?...
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson 'optimistic' about Opel's future

Jan. 16, 2014 13:44 CET
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson said he is "optimistic" about the automaker's struggling European brand, Opel. The brand's market share rose in Europe for the first time in 14 years in 2013, Akerson told the Automotive News World Congress....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson reflects on his beginning, tenure and legacy at GM

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson says his successor faces tougher pressure than he ever did as the first woman to lead a major automaker, but says Mary Barra is a unique leader who “knows the business from the shop floor up.”...
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VW, Daimler brave European downturn to offer top shareholder value

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Despite the malaise in the European car market, two German automakers and a French supplier have recently delivered the most value to shareholders of all global automotive companies, the consultancy PwC said Wednesday as it honored the winners of the Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards, sponsored by Automotive News....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Facebook exec says network has untapped potential to influence car shoppers

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
There's an opening for automakers to boost brand consideration on Facebook within the sea of vacation photos and witty status updates....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

54.5 mpg possible with today's technology, JCI executive says

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers can meet the CAFE target without introducing high volumes of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, said members of the purchasing panel Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress....
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AutoNews Now: Ford's Fields talks tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Blue Oval COO won't 'take a step back' on MyFord Touch; Subaru eyes 500,000 U.S. sales by '16; GM's Hill succeeds Batey....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

GM's Ammann upbeat on Opel, product portfolio and transaction prices

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' European Opel unit is in "the best shape it's been in a very long time" and gained market share for the first time in 14 years in 2013, GM President Dan Ammann said today....
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First Shift: AutoNation chief: Slow down

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Jackson warns carmakers to tame output, says '14 will be 'real test'; Toyota exec defends fuel-cell push; Volvo on China exports....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW members will 'overwhelmingly' back dues hike, King says

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will “overwhelmingly” support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

New approach to collaboration needed for auto innovation, panel says

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers need to revamp their decades-old relationships with suppliers and develop more collaborative relationships in order to quickly add new functionality to connected cars, a panel on vehicle technology and innovation agreed today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Manheim, AutoTrader leader says transparency 'makes everybody a winner'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Data is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help dealers stock the right vehicles for their markets and provide transparency that helps auto consumers feel that they paid a fair price, said the president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Pent-up demand just starting, expect 17 million sales in 2015, says Citi analyst

11:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
DETROIT -- Auto sales will be stronger than expected this year and next because pent-up demand isn’t used up but just starting, says Itay Michaeli, head of auto research for Citi Investment.
He sees U.S. light-vehicle sales of 16.4 million this year, at the top end of the range of most forecasters. But his 2015 outlook for 17 million sales is significantly higher than the pack....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Subaru on track for 500,000 U.S. sales by 2016, says Doll

10:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Subaru of America sales will likely grow to 500,000 units by 2016 as the brand adds capacity at its only plant in the United States, said company President Tom Doll....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota wants a bulletproof fuel-cell entry

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Toyota is ready to take some flak when it plunges into mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles next year. Literally....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford's Fields: 'Automotive has all of the excitement of Silicon Valley'

10:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Driven by the rise of the millennial generation and a global growth boom, the auto industry is in the midst of a new golden age, said Mark Fields, Ford COO, in a speech Tuesday at the Automotive News World Congress....
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